Museum in Richmond

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Located in an 1861 gun foundry, this fascinating site explores the causes and course of the Civil War from the perspectives of Union, Confederate and African American experiences. Next door is a free site run by the…
Museum in Richmond

Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

Highlights the achievements of African American Virginians and displays collections of African arts, textiles and artifacts.
Museum in Richmond

Poe Museum

Contains the world's largest collection of manuscripts and memorabilia of poet Edgar Allan Poe, who lived and worked in Richmond.
Cemetery in Richmond

Hollywood Cemetery

This tranquil cemetery, perched above the James River rapids, contains the gravesites of two US presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler), the only Confederate president (Jefferson Davis) and 18,000 Confederate soldi…
Architectural in Richmond

Maymont Park

This former private estate is now a 100-acre public park, containing the fully furnished Maymont House, Japanese and Italian gardens, an arboreum and a small zoo. It's the most visited attraction in Richmond, and it…
Historic Site in Richmond

White House of the Confederacy

While this was once a shrine to the Southern 'Lost Cause,' the Confederate White House is recommended for its quirky insights (did you know the second-most powerful man in the Confederacy may have been a gay Jew?).
Museum in Richmond

Science Museum of Virginia

An interactive, educational, entertaining way to distract the kids.
Church in Richmond

St John's Episcopal Church

It was here that firebrand Patrick Henry uttered his famous battle cry – 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death!' – during the rebellious 1775 Second Virginia Convention. His speech is reenacted from 1pm to 3pm on Sunda…
Museum in Richmond

Virginia Historical Society

The VHS is looking grander than ever following a multi-million-dollar renovation. Changing and permanent exhibits trace the history of the Commonwealth from prehistoric to present times.
Museum in Richmond

Virginia Holocaust Museum

The museum is structured like an attic/diorama of the Holocaust survivors who settled here after WWII. It's occasionally kitschy but still powerful, due to the personalized nature of the exhibits. Not recommended fo…